|Pattern Description: Loose-fitting, lined vest has princess seams and piping. A: pocket/flap (cut-in-one), front snap closing, and optional lining/piping. B: contrast bias trim, bound-buttonholes, and topstitching. Detachable, lined collar has band, and optional button/snap. B: tucks.|
I made view B, but omitted the contrast piping. I also added sleeves, making it into a coat. I also made the tucked version of the detachable collar.
Pattern Sizing: Sandra Betzina sizing, A-J. I made a size C.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not especially, but I made intentional changes. But also, there are some oddness about the pattern photo. First, the vest hits the model mid thigh. I am 5'5" and it hits my knee. She must be over 6 foot tall. Also, it appears to be fairly fitted through the hips, on the model. It is not fitted through the hips.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked that it's fitted. I loved the 3D collar with tucks. I like the inseam pockets. I just like the overall styling.
Fabric Used: A novelty woven. It's a brocade that has a leaf design. It's very 3D. I'm not sure of the fiber content.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added sleeves and sleeve lining. I did a 1" FBA. I used 5 buttons (and 5 bound buttonholes) instead of 4.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may sew it again. I would probably sew in the collar, rather than make it detachable.
Conclusion: I think this will be a useful addition to my wardrobe. More on the blog.